Africa’s future is undoubtedly promising. The capability to solve problems and design solutions will ensure sustainable growth is achieved across our societies. The University of Nairobi recognizes this reality.
As a leading institution of learning and research, the university through C4DLab, the innovation and incubation hub, and strategic industry partners is running a year-long prestigious Innovation Fellowship.
The competitive fellowship will give 15 select fellows an opportunity to solve real-life local problems while applying the 21st century 4Cs skills and explore human-centered design thinking methodologies. The fellows will interact with a community of leading innovation experts from various industries, and join a network of changemakers curious to ignite sustainable growth and development in Africa.
To be admitted, the fellow will be required to have satisfied the following requirements:
Masters-level student or final-level undergraduate in any field.
Curious about innovation and particularly application of Design Thinking to solving real-life local problems.
Submit evidence of challenges that one has attempted to solve, CV and practical work portfolio
Submit 2 recommendation letters (One academic referee & one professional referee)
Available to commit close to a year-long program allocating an average of 15 hours per week to the fellowship program
Demonstrated passion and interest in innovation challenges.
The select fellows will undertake a deep immersion into four pillars that would prepare them as innovators.
The four aspects are:
21st century 4 C’s skills of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity.
Principals and practices of Innovation, Fundamentals of Problem Based Learning and Design Thinking.
Multi-disciplinary practical problem-solving.
Practical experience in planning and executing the Nairobi Innovation Week.
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